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Olympic hat trick: This Illinois rugby player is headed to the Olympics for her third time

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The Olympic rings are seen on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, Monday, June 17, 2024. The Champ-de-Mars at left will host the Beach Volleyball and Blind Football at the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) ORG XMIT: XCE107

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Lauren Doyle played four sports in high school, and was on the cheer team—none of them were rugby. She was recruited by Eastern Illinois University onto a team where most of the players had never played the sport.

After a successful college career, she was quickly placed on the brand new Olympic team for the 2016 games—the first Olympics with rugby as a sport since the 1920s.

After playing again in Tokyo, she and Team USA return to the world stage this month in Paris.

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